RESULTS: PSA Challenger 5 Australia Day Challenge, Brisbane,
Captures Australia Day Title
Paul Coll claimed his maiden PSA World Tour title - and put paid
to a home winner of the Australia Day Challenge - when he beat Adelaide's
Justin Beard in today's final of the PSA Challenger 5 squash event
in its fourth successive year at Northern Suburbs Squash Centre in
Top seed Coll,
a 20-year-old from Auckland, dismissed fellow countryman Lance James Beddoes
in just 26 minutes in the semi-finals to reach the first Tour final of his
second seed, was taken the full distance in the other semi before overcoming
Hong Kong's unseeded Cheuk Yan Tang in a 76-minute marathon.
customer Coll needed just 31 minutes to ensure his title triumph, beating
25-year-old Beard 11-5, 11-8, 11-5 to become the first Kiwi winner of the title.